First Appearance: Volume 8 (Manga) Episode 15 (Anime) Former Rank: #1 Type: unknown Riful is the Abyssal One of the western territory. She was the number one in the first generation of female Claymores and the youngest ever to awaken. She presents herself as cheerful and polite, though she will instantly discard anyone who gets in the way of her goals. She lives with her lover, Dauf, and she constantly attempts to force strong Claymores to awaken, often through torture, in order to increase her companions. She later focuses her interest on matching Isley and Priscilla's power in order to stop them from advancing into her territory, and she finds the merged form of Rafaela and Luciela. She wishes to awaken the new being, and captures Renée for that reason. Riful's awakened form retains a feminine humanoid form, but one composed of fleshy strips. Her lower body is an immense mass of such strips, which are incredibly resilient and capable of lashing out at high speeds to ensnare or impale her opponents. Her enemies often attempt to attack the humanoid portion, though it simply splits into the strips when attacked.
After Rafaela/Luciela's Awakening and the chaos that ensued, Riful was attacked by the Abyssal Feeders and Alicia, and was rendered too weak to use her Awakened Form and left with one human leg remaining (forcing her to use some of her "tentacles" to help her stay upright). She burst into tears at the thought of dying like this and begged Dauf not to help her in fear of him dying. Before Alicia could kill her, Beth's Awakening and fight against Priscilla caused Alicia to abandon Riful and assist her sister, although she was killed in the process. This doesn't last for long, as Priscilla finds her Yoki and presumable kills Dauf and her. It turns out Duaf lived but deliberately according to Priscilla let himself be infected with the Destroyers Projectiles. After a surprise attack on Priscilla where he pounds her into the ground Duaf throws the top half of Riful's body on the ground. Deneve and Helen presume its a human woman's corpse which shows she has died as she emits no yoki and doesn't move.